Sacred Soil Dedication Ceremony

Video submitted by our Spur President, John “Waldo” Pepper from The National Infantry Museum.

“On March 19, 2009, sacred soil from nine battlegrounds was sprinkled on the parade field at the National Infantry Museum by veterans of those battles or their descendants. Some of the soil was also preserved in glass containers and sealed in granite pavers at the edge of the field. The ceremony was narrated by actor Sam Elliott, who played CSM Basil Plumley in the film ‘We Were Soldiers.’ As new US Army Soldiers graduate and pass in review each week at Inouye Field, they march on soil where their Infantry forefathers fought.”

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About Roger Young

Roger “Bear” Young served with the Silver Spurs as a Scout crew chief and Line Chief from Dec ’69 through Nov ’70. Upon his return to the “world” he served at Hunter AAF as a Cobra Periodic Inspection team leader. He founded the Spur website in Sept 1997.

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